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  • October 2010 Minutes
    available See Greg Grove or Nick Bolgiano Checklists are also available Upcoming events Next meeting 17 Nov Program on birds of the Galapagos Islands Presentation Wayne Laubcher spoke on Autumn Jewels Vagrant Western Hummingbirds Late October to early December is prime time for vagrant western hummingbirds They often stay well into January Although the most frequently reported vagrant is the Rufous Hummingbird others that have been reported in Pennsylvania include

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  • November 2010 Minutes
    have been announced Contact the coordinators if you want to participate in any of them o Lewistown and Clup Blair Co 18 Dec o Huntingdon and State College 19 Dec o Lake Rayestown 27 Dec o Bald Eagle State Park 2 Jan Presentation The presentation was by Cindy Patrick who spoke on birds of the Galapagos Islands She visited there in July 2009 Since the Galapagos Islands are in the

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  • January 2009 Minutes
    State College Bird Club 28 Jan 2009 Canceled due to inclement weather

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  • February 2009 Minutes
    Snyder on Feb 3and weekly bird walks Check the calendar of events at http www dcnr state pa us stateparks parks baldeagle aspx Nick is looking for volunteers and attendees at the Bald Eagle Birding Festival on April 18 from 2pm to 8pm The festival is an expanded version of the annual woodcock festival with bird walks raptors from Shaver s Creek Robyn Graboski representing Centre Wildlife Care and children s activities Bird walk leaders are needed Another volunteer opportunity consists of the Clearwater Conservancy s International Migratory Bird Day celebration at Musser s Gap The date has not yet been fixed but will depend partly on the availability of bird walk leaders Contact Deb Grove for more information David Reddington of Troop 83 reported on the results of his Boy Scout project for which Bird Club donated funds last year David build phase one of an extension to the rehabilitation shelter on Scott Pierman s spelling property in Stormstown The shelter is used by Centre Wildlife Care David put in 300 hours of work designing the building installing concrete footings and raising the framework The shelter will be completed by another Boy Scout Nate Mormon spelling this summer Upcoming events 28 Feb Big Valley field trip led by Greg Grove March program will be Pat Shipman on Taking Wing Presentation James Dunn a native of South Dakota presented a slideshow about birding there He finds the state to have a far greater variety of habitat and birding opportunities than many people might think The birders there are few but friendly even posting their phone numbers on their listserv Jim divides the state into three regions east of the Missouri River west of the river and the Black Hills The east area has potholes and moraines and lots of habitat

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  • March 2009 Minutes
    Shaver s Creek Birding Cup will be held the 1st weekend in May PSO is the third weekend Presentation Pat Shipman s presentation Taking Wing The Evolution of Bird Flight began with the definition of a bird They have feathers most can fly and have special structural capabilities that facilitate flight they lay eggs and have beaks although some non avian species do as well So all birds have feathers

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  • April 2009 Minutes
    Lincoln s Sparrow Announcements The Board met to discuss dues increases The Board proposes that the membership dues be raised to 15 year for an individual 25 year for a couple and 40 year for Supporting members A motion was made and the membership present voted to accept the proposed dues increases effective with the 2009 10 year At its meeting the Board also decided at a Membership Chair was needed The membership present at the club meeting also agreed to accept that change to the officers A new slate of officers had to be voted on as well The new officers include o Deborah Grove President o Roana Fuller Vice president for Programs o Debra Grim Vice president for Field Trips o Treasurer Dorothy Bordner o Secretary Nan Butkovich o Membership Chair Greg Grove Upcoming events The Bird Club s May picnic will be held at Donna Kempf s apartment on 27 May The North American Migration Count will be held 9 May Shaver s Creek Birding Cup will be held 1 2 May The Native Plant Society will have their spring sale the same weekend PSO is the third weekend Presentation Don Bryant spoke on Mostly Raptors of

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  • September 2009 Minutes
    Clearwater Conservancy s annual Spring Creek Day at Millbrook Marsh 13 Oct The Big Sit We have two local circles Trudy and Dave Kyler have one at the hawk watch on Stone Mountain and Diane Bierly and Bob Snyder have one at the beach at Bald Eagle S P Presentation Sara Parbian a graduate student at Penn State spoke on Snails for Dinner Effects of Calcium Availability on Forest Songbirds While large birds are able to store calcium in their long leg bones small birds cannot They must supplement their calcium intake in order to produce strong egg shells and the extra calcium must be consumed roughly 8 hours prior to laying the eggs This is a problem for forest birds since PA forests tend to be poor in calcium to begin with and is exacerbated by the fact that PA has some of the most acidic rains anywhere in the U S In her 5 year study two forest tracts were seeded with crushed dolomitic limestone and two were left as controls The species of interest was the Ovenbird She hypothesized that perhaps the Ovenbirds were consuming snails as a calcium source During the course of the study she

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  • October 2009 Minutes
    Specialist at Bald Eagle St Pk will be doing a series of Birding at the Park field trips this fall Upcoming events 1 Nov Field trip to Waggoner s Gap 8 Nov Field trip to Bald Eagle St Pk 18 Nov Joe Verica will speak about birds of Taiwan 3 Feb Owling at Bald Eagle St Pk 8 May Bald Eagle St Pk Bird Festival Presentation Don Dearborn gave a

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